Alexandria Canal (1843 - 1886)

Alexandria Canal (1843 - 1886) (HM1J27)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.85', W 77° 2.488'

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Lock #3

Buried beneath this canal stone lies Lock #3 of the Alexandria Canal, which connected the Harbor of Alexandria with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Georgetown, D.C. between 1843 and 1886. After Crossing the Potomac on an aqueduct bridge near the present Key Bridge, the canal ran along the western side of the river for seven miles before descending to the level of the Potomac by means of four locks in Alexandria. Coal was the most important product barged to Alexandria for shipment to foreign and domestic ports. Lumber, fish and drygoods were transported on the return trip.
HM NumberHM1J27
Year Placed1983
Placed ByThe City of Alexandria Archaeological Commission / Historic Alexandria Foundation
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Date Added Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322756 N 4298134
Decimal Degrees38.81416667, -77.04146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.85', W 77° 2.488'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 51" N, 77° 2' 29.28" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 N Royal St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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